The Agape Center's Officers & Board of Directors

Jim Day - President
Board of Directors

Jim Day, a native of Roanoke, has been married to his wife Rose Marie, for 41 years.  They have one daughter and two granddaughters. Jim and Rose have attended Bedrock Community Church since 2008.

He is retired from the Bedford Police

Department where he was Police Chief from 2006 – 2014.  He previously served at the Roanoke City Police Department from 1980 – 2006.  Jim enjoys cycling and the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.
One of Jim’s favorite verses is 2 Peter 3:8-9  8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Bob Winters - Vice President
Board of Directors

Bob retired in 2012 after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Soon after moving to SML and attending EastLake Community Church, Bob felt God’s calling to use his business training for kingdom work, joining the staff as Executive Pastor in 2018.

One of Bob’s favorite scripture verses is I Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.

Bob enjoys all things family and just about every sport. He also likes doing home improvement projects and spending time woodworking.

Bob and his lovely wife of 38 years, Lynn, moved to SML in 2014. There first connection at SML was to serve at The Agape Center. Both Bob and Lynn serve as mentors and help in the pantry. They have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.

Don Frase - Treasurer

Don has served as a Treasurer, Controller, financial analyst, and Board member at several Christian 501©3 organizations.
Don married his high school sweetheart, Sue, 51 years ago. They have five daughters, sons-in law and eight grandchildren spread over the US.

Don enjoys woodworking, landscaping, and reading in his spare time now more frequently in his retirement years. He has taught youth and adult Sunday school classes for many years.


Don’s favorite scripture verse is Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” He is thankful for the opportunity to serve at The Agape Center putting Love into action to our less fortunate neighbors.

Bill Griggs
Board of Directors

Bill has been happily married to former board member Debbie Griggs for over 43 years and is pleased to be known as "Debbie's Husband" by the folks at Agape. He is currently serving as Pastor of Dwelling Place.

He is also self-employed providing Senior Health Care services and products to his existing clients.
One of Bill's favorite Bible passages is Proverbs 3:5-6  "Trust in the Lord with all of you heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all of your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight."

Ron Cordell
Board of Directors

Ron and his wife Sharen are from the same small town in Georgia and have been married for over 40 years.  Ron retired from the Army in 2006 after over 28 years and they purchased their future retirement home at SML a few months later.

Sharen retired in 2014 and Ron joined her at SML in 2016 after almost 10 years with Deloitte Consulting.  Both are active at EastLake Community Church and Ron has supported the Agape Center by assisting with the last four Getting Ahead classes and helping set up the Resource Database.

Ron and Sharen have a son and a daughter who have blessed them with 7 grandchildren. Ron enjoys being on the water with his family, having a small garden and playing pickleball. Ron also loves to teach personal financial management and has been a coordinator for the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course for over 12 years.

Ron’s life verse is Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in Heaven.”  It is a blessing to shine the light of God’s love into our clients at Agape.  

Marti Anderson
Board of Directors

Marti and her husband Charlie have been married for over 40 years and have 3 children and 1 granddaughter.  She enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. 

Marti is excited to be a part of what God is doing through the Agape Center in the lives of those in our community who come for help.

Gene Suggs
Board of Directors

Gene and his wife Carol have been married for 47 years and moved to in 1974 by way of a job transfer. They have two children and five grandchildren. Gene and his wife are active members of Morgans Baptist Church where Gene serves as Moderator and teaches a Sunday School Class.

Gene is a former treasurer, board member and chairman of the Board for the Bedford Christian Clinic.
He enjoys working in the yard, fishing and traveling and visiting grandchildren with his wife Carol.
Gene a nine year US Navy veteran and retired real estate appraiser now spends his spare time serving Morgans Baptist Church and volunteering in the pantry of Agape.
His favorite verse is: Ephesians 2:10. “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ’s Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Sue Lipscomb - Executive Director
Board of Directors

Sue has been married to Jack for 28 years and together they have six children and sixteen grandchildren.

When Sue has time she loves to work in the garden, spend time with her grandkids, read and play golf.
It is so exciting to be a part of God’s ministry at the Agape Center, stated Sue; I can hardly wait to get up in the morning to see what he has planned for the day!    Her favorite verse is found in Proverbs 3:5-6: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.’

Jack and Sue have lived at Smith Mountain Lake for the past 25 years where Sue was involved with the Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour (1991 -2003) and has served as the Director of the Agape Center since late 2004.



The Agape Center

P.O. Box 573

1159 Promised Land Road

Moneta, VA 24121

Phone: 540-296-0609

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